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Nationality The requirements for the acquisition of citizenship are established in Chapter 6 of the Constitution. Article 89 states that everyone born in Kenya with at least one parent of Kenyan nationality will acquire Kenyan nationality. A person born outside Kenya will only obtain Kenyan citizenship if the father is a citizen of Kenya. According to Section 3 of the Law of Domicile, Chapter 37 of the Laws of Kenya, an illegitimate child will acquire the domicile of the mother, while a legitimate child will acquire the domicile of the father..
Answer #1 No.
The Constitution contains the term "natural born" for a US president. This term was used to prevent anyone with the possibility of having a foreign allegiance from becoming commander-in-chief of US forces, for obvious reasons (super fifth column, anyone?) A person with dual citizenship owes allegiance to both the US and the foreign government. They are required to obey the laws of both countries, which of course for a sitting US President would be disastrous to the US nation. The term "natural born" is used to mean a singular allegiance to one and only one nation. Dual citizenship contradicts this.
our constitution, in speaking of natural born citizens, uses no affirmative language to make them such, but only recognizes and reaffirms the universal principle, common to all nations, and as old as political society, that the people born in a country do constitute the nation, and, as individuals, are natural members of the body politic.
The answer is obvious. The Constitution has left to the States the determination what person, born within their respective limits, shall acquire by birth citizenship of the United States
They think that as US citizens we have a right to challenge the presidents eligibility.
The U.S. Constitution was based upon the encyclopedic "The Law of Nations," (Droit des gens; ou, Principes de la loi naturelle appliqués à la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains) a treatise written in 1758 by Swiss lawyer and diplomat Emerich de Vattel as a manual for how government should function. Book I, Chapter XIX, part 212, codified the definition of "Natural born citizen" as jus soli jus sanguinus: “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”
[I] find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen…. . . ” - John Bingham in the United States House on March 9, 1866
Originally posted by Geladinhu
Who cares really?
It's funny how most Americans cannot accept the idea of having a president that comes from another place.
I like soccer better than politics. So I'll try to explain my view point based on soccer. What really matters is if the team plays well together, the coach can be from anywhere if it makes the team play well together.
After all, it is just a game even if a lot of people take it way too seriously.
It's not about winning against other teams (oh no, the coach comes from another place so it will screw up the team on purpose ) , it's about the challenge to break down the contrasts as to unite and at the same time have fun.
The coach is also a player, and all a player wants is to enjoy himself and have a good reputation (in order to enjoy himself even more).
Nationalists have to chill the f. out!
[edit on 15-7-2009 by Geladinhu]
It's still not relevant to the point. Show me anything that Constitutionally prohibits a person with dual citizenship to be legally excluded from the office.
Answer #1 No. The Constitution contains the term "natural born" for a US president. This term was used to prevent anyone with the possibility of having a foreign allegiance from becoming commander-in-chief of US forces, for obvious reasons (super fifth column, anyone?) A person with dual citizenship owes allegiance to both the US and the foreign government. They are required to obey the laws of both countries, which of course for a sitting US President would be disastrous to the US nation. The term "natural born" is used to mean a singular allegiance to one and only one nation. Dual citizenship contradicts this.
I'm way more concerned about potential corporate/organizational influence than I am about Kenya's potential influence. Kenya's 2008 GDP was $60 billion. That's way under what the government has tossed out in bailout money the last 6 months, which through April 30th were about 12 TRILLION in commitments.
Originally posted by TheAmused
reply to post by yeahright
because it still say's this in the law book's is why this thread is different.
and how can you a mod for a conspiracy site......
Say i don't see how this is a conspiracy make's me wonder.
Originally posted by Point of No Return
I got this from the OP, I don't know if it is good enough for ya.
He lied, they lied. He was chosen under false assumptions.
It's not about Kenya.
Is it not a bit shortsighted to not see that the crazy bailouts, and the possible lies about his eligibility originate from the same source?